Easter Activities in New York City
Now that eggs are dyed, baskets are stuffed with sweet treats, and your finest pastel outfits are ironed and ready for Sunday events, you can officially start adding the fun stuff to your Easter calendar! This year, the holiday falls on Sunday, April 16th. We’ve rounded up 5 of the best New York City Easter themed events below.
Partake in the Prettiest Pastel Event: The Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival
Back in the 1800’s, high society ladies-who-lunch started the tradition of promenading up Fifth Avenue after Easter service at their churches. The tradition stuck around, and has continued to grow bigger with each passing year! You can join the Easter Parade by either strutting along in your Sunday best and bonnet, or spectating along the sidewalk. Expect to see elaborate bonnets stuffed with eggs, chocolate bunnies, and yes, even real live chicks. Happy Easter!
When: April 16th, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm
For a Family Friendly Activity: The Barnyard Egg Hunt
The Queens County Farm Museum is throwing its annual Barnyard Egg Hunt, which promises fun for the whole family! Whiskers the Bunny will be hopping around, ready to snap pictures, and you can enjoy an egg hunt, egg toss, and egg roll! In addition to Easter activities, farm animals will also be visiting to be fed and pet, along with face painting and hayrides to keep all ages entertained!
The best of all? Tickets for this adorable event are only $10! Just make sure to buy them ahead of time, as there will be no day-of ticket sales.
When: Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm
Add a Little Culture to Your Holiday with Pysanka: Guardian of Life Exhibit
While buying plastic eggs to stuff with jelly beans may be the easy way to celebrate the holiday, we urge you to throw a little culture into your egg making tradition this year with the folks at The Ukrainian Museum!
Their egg exhibit (called pysanky in the Ukrainian language) features raw eggs with intricate, vibrant designs, handcrafted using dyes and beeswax in a wax-resist technique. The end result is very detailed eggs with geometric, floral, and animal designs – all with their own symbolic meanings. After viewing the exhibit, we have a feeling your own egg decorating game will step up a few notches!
When: Through September 24th, 2017
For Your Traditional Easter Brunch: Davio’s
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For Good Gospel Music: The Harlem Gospel Easter Eve Concert
The Gospel Easter Eve concert promises to bring soulful sounds to the stage – perfect for Easter weekend!
Taking place at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, this authentic gospel show is filled with joyful and uplifting tunes, belted out by the talented choir. You’ll be stomping your feet and singing along with these rhythms as the spirit of the holiday comes alive in song (and maybe even a little dance!) Admission for this event is $20.
When: April 15th, 2017 at 11 am